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The enlightened physician : Achille-Cléophas Flaubert, 1784-1846, Geoffrey Wall

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The enlightened physician : Achille-Cléophas Flaubert, 1784-1846
Title
The enlightened physician
Title remainder
Achille-Cléophas Flaubert, 1784-1846
Statement of responsibility
Geoffrey Wall
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Geoffrey Wall's narrative biography of Achille-Cléophas Flaubert, the father of the author of Madame Bovary, follows him from his birth in a French provincial town a few years before the Revolution through to his distinguished career as a physician in an industrial city. Growing up under the corrosive anguish of the Terror, he emerged as a talented schoolboy who read Voltaire and imbibed the radical materialism of the 1790s. As an aspiring medical student in Paris, he embraced the new scientific medicine and climbed the ladder of his profession by avoiding military service. As a young doctor animated by humanitarian ideals, he was appointed to run a large hospital in Rouen where too many factory workers were dying young, the most insidious public health problem of the new age. He was to remain there for thirty years. Drawing on archival sources in Paris, Rouen and Sens, the book includes meticulous period details, such as an account of postoperative care in the age before anaesthetics. The author asks what happened to Enlightenment ideals in the age of industry and examines the conflict between science and religion. This is not only a biography of an eminent nineteenth-century physician but a collective moral history of the Napoleon generation.--
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1950-
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Wall, Geoffrey
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Flaubert, Achille-Cléophas
  • Physicians
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The enlightened physician : Achille-Cléophas Flaubert, 1784-1846, Geoffrey Wall
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-215) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Ancien Régime - Fresh Corpses - A Radical Education - Reading Voltaire - Parisians - The New Science of Man - Anatomy Lessons - Conscription - A Century of Marvels - Compassionate Knowledge - Heiress and Orphan - Loyalties - Future Perfect - Two Nations - Fear and Trembling - Last Rites
Control code
FIEb17606901
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 219 pages
Isbn
9781906165475
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)865063674
Label
The enlightened physician : Achille-Cléophas Flaubert, 1784-1846, Geoffrey Wall
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-215) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Ancien Régime - Fresh Corpses - A Radical Education - Reading Voltaire - Parisians - The New Science of Man - Anatomy Lessons - Conscription - A Century of Marvels - Compassionate Knowledge - Heiress and Orphan - Loyalties - Future Perfect - Two Nations - Fear and Trembling - Last Rites
Control code
FIEb17606901
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 219 pages
Isbn
9781906165475
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)865063674

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